VEGA SES 2, 3, and 5 Solar Energy Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
VEGA SES 2, 3, and 5 Solar Energy Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
Construction and operation an expansive photovoltaic solar energy facility and associated infrastructure on approximately 1,963 acres of privately-owned land. Three separate Conditional Use Permits have been filed with the County, which together define the project sites (VEGA SES 2, 3, and 5). Collectively, the proposed projects involve the construction of up to 350 megawatt (MW) alternating current PV solar energy facility with an integrated 350 MW battery storage system (not to exceed 700 MW).The projects propose to utilize either thin film or crystalline solar PV technology modules mounted either on fixed frames or horizontal single-axis tracker (HSAT) systems. The projects would include electronic/electrical equipment, on-site substations, interconnection facilities, access roads and fencing. The electrical energy produced by the projects would be conducted through the projects’ interconnection facilities to the following: VEGA SES 2 - IID KN/KS Line; VEGA SES 3 - IID 161 kV “F” Transmission Line; and VEGA SES 5- IID 92 kV Midway Substation.

Contact Information
Patricia Valenzuela
Imperial County
Lead/Public Agency
801 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : (442) 265-1749


Cross Streets
East Highland Canal Road/Wiest Road/Flowing Wells Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
025-010-006, 025-260-011, 025-270-023, 025-260-019, 025-260-022
State Highways
Union Pacific
Coachella Canal, East Highline Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Megawatts 350)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 619 K VEGA SES 2, 3, and 5 NOP   PDF 3157 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Notice of Completion   PDF 1065 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021050013_NAHC Comment   PDF 291 K

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